The World’s Best Destinations For Coffee Lovers

Are you a coffee addict with a penchant for travel? Then you’ve come to the right place! From one-of-a-kind coffee academy in Brazil and elegant Italian coffee bars to Colombia’s innovative coffee themed-park, here are some of the most fascinating holiday destinations that need to be on your bucket list:

Vienna, Austria

Austria’s capital is as renowned for its coffeehouse culture as it is for its historic monuments. Thanks to numerous  coffee houses that dot the city, Vienna was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2011. From traditional coffee houses like Café Schwarzenberg, which was established in the 19th century, to progressive, third wave cafés such as Fürth Kaffee, Vienna offers something for every coffee connoisseur. The most popular vintage Viennese coffee shops include Café Central and Café Prückel. But if you like all things contemporary, hit up cafés like Sassmünd Kaffeebar, Zweitbester and Waldemar. Oh, and if you fancy enjoying brunch in the company of furry felines then Das Augustine is the place to go! The best time to visit Austria is from April to May and September to October.

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Coffee was introduced to Vietnam by French colonialists in the 19th century. According to Topdeck Travel, Vietnamese-style coffee often includes added ingredients like egg yolk and yoghurt to make the beverage more flavorful. Traditionally, the rich drink is served in a glass with sweetened condensed milk at the bottom. Shin Coffee in old Saigon is one of the best places to sample Vietnamese specialty coffee. The Coffee Ship is yet another must-visit stop for coffee enthusiasts. Housed in a boat that floats on the Kenh Te Canal, it’s hands down one of the trendiest coffee shops in the city. Meanwhile, if you dig the idea of sipping coffee in the warm embrace of nature, you cannot go wrong with Du Mien Garden Coffee. Other popular cafés in Ho Chi Minh City include Yoko Café, The Workshop Specialty Coffee and The Snap Café. For an ideal vacay in Vietnam, plan your trip between January and March.

Milan, Italy

Among Italy’s famous culinary contributions are some of the finest coffee beverages including espresso, cappuccino, macchiato and caffè d’orzo. Moreover, it’s the Italian capital’s coffee culture that inspired former Starbucks CEO, Howard Schultz. Some of the most notable cafés in Milan are Orsonero, Marchesi, Taglio, Caffé Napoli and Moleskine Café. The city also boasts of a variety of lavish al Bancos or coffee bars such as Pavé, Bar Luce and Caffè Baglioni. The best time to visit Italy is in May. Or, in September and October, if you’d like to avoid high tourist footfall.